Super Easy Roasted Blue Yams

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Blue yams are an all-time favorite of mine. They’re sweet and tasty and I find they’re less starchy than other potatoes. Sweet potatoes and yams in general are loaded with the electrolyte potassium and vitamins A & C as well as manganese. These blue yams, due to their color, are a rich source of antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins that are anti-inflammatory. Enjoy these super easy, delicious yams as a part of a meal or for a snack on their own.

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  • 4 blue yams, peeled and cut into ½” slices
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt
  • mixed, herbs and spices — I used dill, oregano, basil, garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C).
  2. Wash and scrub yams, then dry and slice.
  3. Place sliced yams on a cookie sheet, and then add olive oil and herbs and spices.
  4. Massage the oil and spices evenly throughout the cut yams on the sheet.
  5. Place the cookie sheet in the oven, flip potatoes after 10-15 minutes and then do so again after another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove yams after about 30 minutes in the over, they should have a slightly golden brown color.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4 - 6

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories170
  • Fat7g
  • Saturated Fat1g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium140mg
  • Carbohydrates26g
  • Fiber4g
  • Sugars5g
  • Protein 2g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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